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if john kerry becomes secretary of state in massachusetts? scott brown? >> i think they have to consider that. scott brown lost. he is still a viable. the question is, who would be -- the with the democrats put up if john kerry leaves? >> he ran in an impossible state. i think elizabeth warren is going to be one of the real stars of the new democratic congress, and i can see her in national politics, at the presidential level, really soon. the other really interesting result, i thought, was that initiative in massachusetts -- it is not exactly a party issue. to have legal assisted suicide legalized in the most liberal state in the country, it failed. i think that is because doctors opposed it. >> nina. >> i want to go back to the question of the hispanic vote. i think it would go a long way if republicans did sign-ons to an immigration reform up law. it would not go all the way. the pugh center has shown that hispanics by and large are very hard workers that believe government has helped them succeed. they do not oppose government in the sort of traditionally anti- government way of some
over among foreign policy experts? >> well, i think-- i mean, it's-- i think you have john kerry, or you have susan rice. and i think either one of them could be nominated and probably the foreign policy establishment would say that's fine. john kerry probably has more, but susan rice has served as u.n. ambassador and she's got know a lot of foreign experience, certain, from that experience. she's been at the state department bore, too. i mean, her history is in foreign policy. she hasn't opinion secretary of state. he hasn't been on the hill in the capacity john kerry is, but she certainly is experienced. >> reporter: the aforementioned general petraeus, a story that continues to rock this town. the president talked about it at the press conference, said it was a sad personal saga. actually said very nice things about david petraeus' contributions to his country, and also said-- i'm not sure the exact word he used-- but basically no top vent intelligen was revealed. >> i think he made a point of saying so far. and so far, there is not any negative effect on national security. bu
on this issue, massachuses senator john kerry. what had happened to all the momentum of four years ago? >> well, american politics is being completely defined by huge sums of money. we had really a very broad coalition of people who believed that we ought to move forward and do something. but as the campaign of fear built up, people began to retreat. they spent huge sums of money in a campaign of major disinformation that had an impact, had a profound impact. and it has now made many people in public life very gun-shy, because they're afraid of having those amounts of money spent against them. >> hockenberry: this is what they fear: what happened in 2010 to six-term south carolina congressman bob inglis, a republican who once thought he was a safe incumbent in his solidly red state. >> you know, i'm a pretty conservative fella. i got 93 american conservative union rating, 100% christian coalition, 100% national right to life, "a" with the nra. zero with the ada, americans for democratic action, a liberal group. an23 by some mistake with the afl-cio. i demand a recount. i wanted a zero. >> hocke
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